Winter Sewing Plans

Winter is always my prime sewing time – I have over a month off university and when it’s cold and rainy, staying inside to sew is the perfect option. This winter I’ve decided to power through and sew as many things as possible using fabric and patterns I already have. My stash isn’t too crazy…

Red Jumper

Just to switch things up a bit, this time I’ve got a jumper my mum knitted for me. I’ve tried knitting before when I was younger – after knitting a few bumpy, lumpy, rainbow coloured scarves and blanket strips I gave up and decided knitting wasn’t for me. My mum however, is an avid knitter.…

Hummingbird Peplum

Whenever I finish a project, if there is even a small amount of fabric leftover I often feel too guilty to throw it out. I keep these leftovers in a (now overflowing) rubber bucket under my desk and reassure myself that one day I dig into my bucket and use the fabric there…just like I…

Red Rayon V.2

I made a pact with myself that from now on I will only sew things that fill gaps in my wardrobe, instead of randomly making things I don’t even wear that often. Lately, I’ve been looking at things I’ve made but hardly wear and trying to ‘remake’ them into something I’ll actually wear. Back in…

An Intensely Modified Scout Tee

I’ve seen people raving about the Scout tee and there are some awesome versions out there. I have a lot of tops in the style of the Scout tee, so I bought the pattern thinking I could whip up heaps of cute tops from all the polyester in my stash. Alas, that was not the…

My Rigel

I jumped on the Papercut Patterns Rigel Bomber train and it’s definitely one of the fanciest things I’ve made sewing skills wise. The pattern says to use a woven but I had this Marc Jacobs knit (from the Fabric Store in Wellington) that I really wanted to use.

Sweat Courcelles

On a trip to Waihi/Tauranga over the summer I discovered the Tauranga branch of Moreland Fabrics… which had four floors. I ended up buying some lovely sweater knit fabric which was only $5 a metre! By chance I found a French PDF pattern by Cozy Little World. The pattern has two options, one for a…

Sigma Dress

The Sigma dress gets the kudos of being the first pattern I have made twice. Each time I have loved it! It’s super simple to cut, fit and I can make it up in a few hours. After making the skirt version I decided to make the dress version with short sleeves and skirt with…

Sigma Skirt

Hi all! I have been away from the blogging world for quite sometime and lately I’ve been missing it! So I finally roped in a friend to take pictures of all my (many!) makes between April last year and now… I’ll post them all here over the next few weeks. In life news I chopped…